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Creative Blogger Award

I am INCREDIBLY honored to say that I have been nominated for the Creative Blogger Award by the always wonderful Constructing Carrie.  Carrie’s blog is completely inspirational – focused on gratitude and balanced well-being.  Plus, follow her on Twitter if you love Disney like every human being should.  She’s there now and her updates are a blast!


According to how the Award began… it’s “for those who bring unique and creative elements to their blogs. For those who incorporate art, music, creative writing, photo’s, and other beautiful visual effects into their website. For those who put a unique spin on things and come up with new ideas. This award is for the artsy, the funky, the inventor, and even the rebel. This award is for those creative individuals who stand out from the crowd."

If for any of those reasons, then I’m guessing Carrie nominated me for my unique spins on things.  I’ll take it! 🙂


  1. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you (mention your nominator in your own award post with a link back to their original award post, which would be this one).
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Nominate other bloggers and comment on their blogs (usually on their about page or contact directly if necessary) to let them know.

To my facts!

1) I have a not-so-secret, recent obsession with apples and peanut butter.  The combination just feels so fresh going into the Summer!  And I say not-so-secret because I’m certain my neighbors at work are sick of the crisp apple crunching sound they have to hear everyday. 🙂


2) I have six nieces and nephews.  They are smart, beautiful, and all incredibly athletic.  The last part definitely doesn’t relate to me.  You can read about my lack of hand/eye coordination here.

3) Other than my family and friends, the thing I miss most from Chicago is the lake.  If you’re not from there, you wouldn’t expect it, but there’s a great sailing culture surrounding Lake Michigan!  I’m looking forward to finding something similar here in Denver this summer.


4) I’m not kidding when I say that I am madly in love with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.  Being one year older than me, they have been the perfect idols year after year.  Making it in show business, to now still winning award after award for their business acumen and trend setting ways with their various fashion labels (including Womenswear Designer of the Year at this month’s CFDA Award.)  Ugh… they’re amazing.

landscape-1433265922-mary-kate-and-ashley-index Photo from – talking about them wearing flats on the red carpet, because they start trends and, well, because they can.

5) This is no surprise if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, but I adore the show Fixer Upper.  If you haven’t seen it, check it out on HGTV.  If Chip and Joanna Gaines don’t instantly sway you with their fantastic taste, then they will with their awesome dynamic with one another.

fixer-upper-tv-show From


6) According to this article from Time Magazine, my name would be Emma if I were born today.  Click the link and let me know what your name would be in the comment section below!

7) I always like to feel close to 10 minutes from ready to have people over.  My home may not be spotless, but we’re seconds from being able to have our place presentable.  I may not look pulled together now, but with a quick swipe of mascara and tossing on a “go-to” outfit, I could be ready to go.  Plus, it never hurts to have some cheese and crackers and a bottle of champagne on hand for when the mood strikes!  (The below picture is from our first night in our new home in Denver, where we only carried the essentials.)


…AND NOW FOR MY NOMINATIONS!  (Carrie did five, so I will, too. 🙂 )

1) Jen from The Nautical Wheeler

2) Lauren & Esther from Dit-Elle

3) Tatyana from Fashion Up to Date

4) Erin from Erin eating Everything

5) Charlene from Charlene Chic

This is maybe 1/1897256 of my list of favorite blogs, but I think that each of them really brings creativity and a new voice to their various fields.  Check them out!


Do you have any favorite blogs that you recommend I check out?  Share a random fact about yourself – I can’t wait to learn more!

Create a great life!

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  • Reply Jamie

    Random fact – I’m an only child! I always thought I wanted brothers and sisters but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Hope you have a fabulous Friday!

    June 5, 2015 at 12:41 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Ha, love it! I have two half brothers, but they’re way older than me. I always wanted a Mary-Kate and Ashley like twin (#obvs), but I think I turned out alright solo, too. 🙂

      June 5, 2015 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Becky Ellis

    Congratulations on your award! I like the contents of your refrigerator!

    June 5, 2015 at 2:58 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Ha – I enjoyed them, too. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      June 5, 2015 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Snapshotsincursive

    Congrats! You are extremely creative! And energetic! ?

    June 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Tricia Johnson

    Congrats! Apples and peanut butter are one of my favorite snacks too!!!

    June 7, 2015 at 4:54 am
  • Reply Cross Bar G

    Congrats on the award! 🙂 Your facts are so fun! I love how you are always 10 minutes away from being able to have company… Just this year I have been blessed with being able to become more involved with enjoying people. This will be advice I will take with me when I acquire a home for people to visit! God bless and thanks for sharing!

    June 9, 2015 at 12:35 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Glad I could provide some fun advice! I’ve kept that one with me since I had small studio when my girlfriends would randomly pop by – but it’s done me well ever since. 🙂

      June 9, 2015 at 6:50 am
  • Reply Constructing Carrie

    Hello, my name is Hannah (thanks Time magazine) and I was born today… (Hannah?? Really????) I’m so sorry I’m just seeing your post, but thank you for the amazing words!!! 🙂

    June 12, 2015 at 6:39 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Haha – and I’m just seeing your reply! Nice to re-meet you, Hannah. 😉

      June 15, 2015 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Erin P

    What a great strategy to always be 10 minutes away from being ready to have people over! That is great. My husband and I have two cats that contribute to our messy apartment and we are not messy people, but we are far from having a presentable, ready-in-10-minutes set-up.

    Thanks for nominating me! So you want to know my source of inspiration for my blog, for cooking, or all of the above? I will be writing a post soon!

    June 16, 2015 at 6:41 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Thanks! Yes, Ray and I have a constant battle going as to whether we should get a shedding or non-shedding dog. Guess which side I’m on, ha!

      Inspiration for life counts, or just whatever comes to mind works from my perspective. Can’t wait to check out your responses!! 🙂

      June 16, 2015 at 10:05 am
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